Unforgettable

8 unforgettable NFL Thanksgiving Day game moments

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally brought you by the three F’s: Family, food and football.

And it is one of the best days of the year, even if your favorite team isn’t taking the field, because Thanksgiving Day football has brought the NFL some of its most famous moments.

While the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions play every year, players from those teams have not necessarily produced some of the best moments from the final Thursday of November.

Here are some of the top moments from the Thanksgiving Day games over the last several years.

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TONY ROMO BREAKS OUT

Tony Romo, of the Dallas Cowboys, broke out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thanksgiving 2006.

Tony Romo, of the Dallas Cowboys, broke out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thanksgiving 2006.
(2012 Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys gave Tony Romo a shot during the 2006 season. Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe at the beginning

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Unforgettable tribute to his mom by Red Bank Catholic QB Alex Brown the day after she died

It was a performance for the ages in the most emotional moment imaginable.

A day after Red Bank Catholic quarterback Alex Brown lost his mom Michelle after her 15-year battle with breast cancer, he came through with an unforgettable tribute for his biggest fan Friday night at Count Basie Field.

“There was never a doubt in my mind I was playing,” Brown said. “That’s how she wanted it. I talked to my dad and I said, ‘I want to play for mom and make a special memory,’ and that’s what happened.”

It certainly did. Brown generated eight touchdowns – throwing six TD passes and running for two more scores – in a 58-34 victory over Morris Catholic in an NJSIAA Non-Public B playoff game in Red Bank.

Brown’s father, Ray, said, “I’m not super religious but I am spiritual. And I truly believe this whole game was scripted before it

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